The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Mr. Emmanuel Chukwuka Ukala (SAN), has set up a scholarship fund for indigent students of the university, whose studentship would otherwise be truncated by financial difficulties. The scheme, which is worth 2 million naira annually, would run throughout the four-year tenure of Mr Ukala, who was appointed the Pro-Chancellor of the University in December 2013. The Pro-Chancellor’s gesture represents a significant and compassionate gesture towards the development of the University. By establishing the scholarship scheme, the Pro-Chancellor has demonstrated a first-hand appreciation of the challenging financial circumstances faced by a good number of students of the university.
In his reaction, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Bartho Okolo, thanked and praised the Pro-Chancellor for his noble and selfless contribution to the scholarship and welfare of students of the University. He further appealed to other well-meaning
Nigerians to emulate the philanthropic gesture of Mr Ukala (SAN).
To facilitate the prompt take-off of the scheme, a six-man committee headed by the Deputy-Vice Chancellor (academic), Professor Polycarp Chigbu, has been appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to oversee the administration of the scholarship fund.